The Tsinghua University – University of Chicago Joint Research Center for Economics, in collaboration with the Becker Friedman Institute for Economics in China (BFI-China), the National Institute for Fiscal Studies (NIFS) and School of Economics and Management (SEM) at Tsinghua University, will host a virtual seminar series to inspire research and discussion on public policy issues relating to China. Focusing on a wide range of topics in public economics, the seminar will be a premier forum for frontier economic research and dialogue on Chinese economic issues.

Past Seminars (2021)

11/25 Speaker: Jonathan Gruber

Ford Professor of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Topic: The Largest Insurance Program in History: Saving One Million Lives Per Year in China

11/11 Speaker: David M. Cutler

Otto Eckstein Professor of Applied Economics, Harvard University

Topic: Survival of the City

10/28 Speaker: Liran Einav

Professor of Economics at Stanford University

Topic: Customers and Retail Growth

10/14 Speaker: Benjamin A. Olken

Jane Berkowitz Carlton and Dennis William Carlton Professor of Microeconomics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

9/29 Speaker: Henrik Kleven

Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at Princeton University

9/15 Speaker: Austan Goolsbee

Robert P. Gwinn Professor of Economics at Chicago Booth

Topic: Fear, Lockdown, and Diversion: Comparing Drivers of Pandemic Economic Decline